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Dr Angie Cucchi

Lecturer - Psychology

About Research

Angie gained her BSc (Hons) in Psychology/Criminology from Middlesex University in 2003. She further completed her Master (MSc) in Mental Health at King’s College London and went on to a post-graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. Angie eventually enrolled and completed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) at City, University of London in 2016.

Angie’s teaching draws upon her expertise and professional interests. Angie has taught, and continues to teach, many different areas of Psychology including: Clinical and Abnormal Psychology, Mental Health, Psychological therapies, Women’s Mental Health and Introduction to Counselling Psychology.

Angie currently teaches:

  • Mental health
  • Self and Relationships

Research

Research

Angie’s research interests started during her MSc years and specifically focused on the comorbidity between Eating Disorders and Self harm. Some of the findings sparked Angie’s curiosity further and encouraged her to explore this relationship further. As a result, Angie’s DPSych thesis specifically looked at common underlying features of Eating Disorders and Self harm. From this Angie developed her current research focus on Mentalising, Eating Disorders, Self harm and Personality Disorders.

Broader interest research include systemic and feminists approaches.

Research profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Angie_Cucchi

 

Clinical work

Angie is a chartered Counselling Psychologist. During her professional career so far, she has practised in a variety of clinical settings amongst which Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Clinical Health Psychology, Sexual Health, IAPT and Personality Disorder services, where she currently works PT.

Additional training

  • Mentalization-based Therapy Basic Training (3 days)
  • Mentalization-based Therapy Practioner level (2 days)
  • Working with Personality Disorder: Raising Awareness (3 days)

 

Awards

  • British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology Trainee Prize 2015.
  • British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology Research Prize

 

Publications

  • Cucchi, A. (2016). Why I chose to pursue Quantitative Research in an increasingly Qualitative Field. Division of Counselling Psychology Research Hub http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-counselling-psychology/why-quantitative
  • Cucchi, A. (2016). An Academic, Professional and Personal Journey towards Change using Schema Therapy: from Symptom- Focus to Personal Growth. Counselling Psychology Review, 31, 1, 38-49
  • Cucchi, A. (2016). Differences in Mentalising Ability in Individuals Presenting with Eating Disorders with and without concurrent Self-harm: a Comparative Study. Counselling Psychology Review, 31, 1, 31-37
  • Cucchi, A., Ryan, D., Konstantakopoulos, G., Stroumpa, S., Şafak Kaçar, A., Renshaw, S., Landau, S. & Kravariti, E. (2016). Lifetime prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury in patients with eating disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716000027 

 

Memberships

  • British Psychological Society MBPS, Chartered Psychologist status
  • Division of Counselling Psychology

 

Conferences presentations

  • July 2016 -Psychology of Women Section (POWS)- Windsor, UK
  • March 2016- 2016 Career Pathways- Kingston University London
  • March 2015- Career pathways: a chat with professionals- Kingston University London
  • May 2015- Second annual Post-graduate Psychology Conference- City University London